Monday, February 23, 2009

We will be in Paris in 13 days!!!

I cannot tell you all how excited we are! We have some fairly big plans once were there-

Museum Pass- Gets us into every museum in Paris (most of them)
Wine Tasting-


Our Hotel is 3km from the Eiffel Tower and located a block or so from the Seine River. The hotel is also in the 16th Arrondissement, which is not a touristy area at all. From the reviews I read, its very much a locals neighborhood, with lots of neat restaurants, grocery stores and of course a bread store. We're right across the river from the Left Bank, which is a very famous area of Paris. This is what I found on the 16th Arronddissment:

16th Arrondissement (Trocadéro/Bois de Boulogne) Originally the village of Passy, where Benjamin Franklin lived during most of his time in Paris, this district is still reminiscent of Proust's world. Highlights include the Bois de Boulogne; the Jardin du Trocadéro; the Maison de Balzac; the Musée Guimet (famous for its Asian collections); and the Cimetière de Passy, resting place of Manet, Talleyrand, Giraudoux, and Debussy. One of the largest arrondissements, it's known today for its well-heeled bourgeoisie, its upscale rents, and some rather posh (and, according to its critics, rather smug) residential boulevards. The arrondissement also has the best vantage point to view the Eiffel Tower: place du Trocadéro.

We're still open for suggestions, if anyone has already been and did something lifechanging! Even if we don't know you, please feel free to leave comments on the blog!

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